Sunday, August 19, 2007

Potentially important phrases

I used to work with a woman who was originally from Tanzania. When she refused to teach me how to swear in swahili I instead asked her to teach me how to say several potentially useful phrases :

Lookout, a lion!
Help I was attacked by a lion. I need a doctor.
Help, I'm being chased by an elephant.
A giraffe stole my hat, I need to borrow a gun.

Unfortunately, I've forgotten most all of it except doktari=doctor, Timbo=elephant, twiga=giraffe, bondoki=gun.

Nearly useless! If I go to Africa I will be doomed!

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